2x6 framing / Discussions

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

...2x6s, and would have been much thicker if the structure were made out of 2x4s. Designs with higher levels of glazings are often 2x6 for this reason. The best is...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...2x6 header (which would be either doubled or perhaps tripled) that might need to be replaced with a 2x8 header, depending on how much greater the span will be. ...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...2x6 walls c/w batt insulation GWB c/w vapour retardant paint (or a poly vapour barrier, undecided on this as well) My main concern is at the horizontal jo...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...framing a 2x6 wall and using fiberglass batts. This page about choosing between OSB and Plywood for exterior sheathing explains it at greater length, hope that ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...2x6. Would filling the stud bays with batts and foregoing the foam be a high enough R-value between the cellar and the house? I'd rather not lose more head room...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses